Stewart to O’Reilly: Fox ‘Most Passionate, Sells Clearest Narrative’

By |February 4th, 2010|

Stewart and O'Reilly went at it. The LA Times quoting O'Reilly saying "It was more serious than I expected him to be." Evidently Bill doesn't get how smart Stewart's comedy is and how hard it is to do his kind of satire day after day. Through Fox's "cyclonic, perpetual, emotion machine" the network has taken [...]

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Hump Day Free For All

By |February 3rd, 2010|

--updated-- This photo came via email. As you all know, I have a different opinion on this one, but thought you'd appreciate it. The floor is open tonight. Favorite of mine today comes from Dana Milbank, surprisingly: Mullen deserves medal for Senate testimony backing open military service by gays. I'll second that. Mike Mullen's 42 [...]

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Relating to Obama

By |February 3rd, 2010|

So, to crunch the numbers, GOP primary turnout is up 11% over 2004. Democratic turnout has dropped 29%. If the Democrats let health care reform die, they'll be looking at a turnout cataclysm. - Jonathan Chait I have been writing about Obama's empathy and connection gap for years. As president, it's gotten worse, [...]

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Sarah’s USA Today Op-Ed

By |February 3rd, 2010|

Palin's op-ed today comes complete with links to her Twitter and Facebook page. Not that she's recruiting supporters for 2012 or anything. She defends herself, but also makes the broader case for the Tea Party movement, which others have mentioned as well. That having started out as crazy "death panel" "birthers," the movement has picked [...]

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Meanwhile, in Israel

By |February 2nd, 2010|

--updated-- The video is a demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem that ended in arrests and detentions, which caused quite a stir back in January. Discontent in some quarters is rising in Israel over freedom of speech and assembly issues, but also the rights of women, including a dispute about bus segregation that's turned into [...]

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Palin Mag and Emotion Politics

By |February 2nd, 2010|

Big primary day in the 2010 election season, with all sorts of things happening. Under the radar the 2012 season also begins, as does a battle likely to come in the Senate Democratic leadership fight, with feelings that Sen. Harry Reid may be heading for a loss. Amidst this we get a one-issue marketing magazine [...]

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Stewart Strafing Obama Isn’t News

By |February 1st, 2010|

Howard Kurtz remarks today in his column that Stewart's incoming towards Obama is "creating a buzz." Though he's right that comics have more at their disposal than was originally anticipated. Kurtz quotes Aravosis, who takes out after Stewart, then Bill Kristol, who emails Kurtz something truly remarkable: "Jon has always been a crypto-neocon," he e-mails. [...]

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OBAMA’S $3.8 TRILLION BUDGET

By |February 1st, 2010|

via HuffPost Well, let it never be said that the fed didn't finally start spending money to get us out of the hole. What I'm seeing is a country desperately looking for a way out of our problems, with a long term drought on the creativity required to produce our way through it. We've got [...]

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